Semantics

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The words you speak
discount my pain.
How your verbs like to
punch and scream.
There’s never any lapse
in your open mic night of the insane.
Your tone sets the mood of us.
A tainted midnight summer’s
nightmare. The nervy syntax
of careless “oh wells”.
Yet our façade of happiness
refuses to be gutted.
We whore out delusions and dine on the revenue
of lack and long lost luster.
The gods of irony mock our names.
I dress my knife wounds up in lace and garters.
Pop a placebo and call it real.

-Tosha Michelle

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98 thoughts on “Semantics

      1. aqilaqamar

        Well, you are very pretty. You know how to carry yourself pretty well. Unfortunately, I don’t know how to do that. So, I admire anyone who can do this that I can’t do. Also, your skin tone and face is pretty aesthetic πŸ™‚

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  1. aqilaqamar

    Reblogged this on Iconography β™  Incomplete and commented:
    Skillfully brilliant poem by Tosha. Love everything about it. It hinges on all the pins and needles of our daily lives. It makes sense and means the best. It’s depiction of sadness is very beautifully done. But also the stamina and endurance of someone who can live with a bastard

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  2. hooklineandinkwell

    Your poetic skill knows no limits, Tosha. Each and every poem you write manages to display your strong command of language (figurative and literal) and flows so perfectly. What a natural you are!! Kudos on weaving metaphor after metaphor in this brilliant piece!

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      1. hooklineandinkwell

        I think I just heard my heart sigh as I read your beautiful words. So happy I am that my words can but reduce your doubt. Believe it, my friend, you are one hello of a poet. πŸ™‚

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